Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow her on Twitter: @corbett_jessica.

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white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Ahead of Charlottesville, Trump Cut Funds for Group Fighting White Supremacy
A few weeks before Heather Heyer was murdered and many others were injured after a coalition of hate groups gathered violently in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Trump administration—under guidance from trusted aides such as Katharine Gorka—revoked a $400,000 federal grant from a U.S. nonprofit dedicated to rehabilitating former white supremacists and other extremists.
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Midtown protests on Aug. 14, 2017 News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
'Shame! Shame!': New Yorkers Surround Trump Tower to Protest President's Return
Protesters on Fifth Ave. in New York City shouted "Shame! Shame! Shame!" as President Donald Trump returned to Trump Tower Monday night for the first time since he took office in January. Thousands of people—and an inflatable rat designed to resemble Trump—filled the streets of Midtown letting the president know "New York hates you!"
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai News
Monday, August 14, 2017
Dems Demand Answers About FCC's Apparent Favoritism Toward Sinclair
As the New York Times published a scathing new report detailing how Sinclair Broadcast Group "is ridding itself of regulation" on Monday, three ranking Democrats on relevant House of Representatives committees sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman about his agency's...
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Industry pollutes US water supply News
Monday, August 14, 2017
Critics Condemn Trump Administration's "Assault on America's Water Resources"
Scientists and environmentalists are condemning the Trump administration for waging war on regulations that aim to preserve U.S. water resources. "The Republican Party is moving rapidly to become the party of dirty water." —Peter Gleick, U.S. National Academy of Science "Candidate and now President...
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Donald Trump News
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Analysis Shows Trump/GOP Sabotage to Blame for Coming Insurance Premium Hikes
In a report released Thursday, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) found that President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans' recent actions on healthcare legislation will likely cause double-digit insurance premium hikes for millions of Americans in 2018. Amid repeated attempts by Republicans...
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Asylum seeker crosses border into Canada News
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Canada Builds Border Camp for Asylum Seekers Fleeing US
Canada's military has troops assembling heated tents that will be capable of temporarily housing up to 500 asylum seekers who continue crossing into the country where it borders New York State. "Around 250 asylum seekers are arriving each day in Montreal, the largest city in Canada's mainly French-...
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Mike Pence News
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Pence's Indiana 'Cautionary Tale' for Privatizing Infrastructure Projects
President Donald Trump has proposed a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure with a maligned plan that partly relies on enticing rich developers into overhauling public services—a model lauded and previously utilized by Vice President Mike Pence, who has come under fire for road privatization...
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Protester holds sign about voting News
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Trump DOJ's Latest Move Confirms "Worst Fears" About Voting Rights
Legal experts and voting rights advocates are raising alarms about a reversal in the Justice Department's long-standing interpretation of a federal law that dictates when and how states can purge voters from their rolls. Regarding the pending Supreme Court case Husted v A. Philip Randolph Institute...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders News
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
'Make Your Stand': Medicare for All Supporters Ready to Hold Dems to Account
"We're not going to accept no more hemming and hawing. No more game playing."
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USDA News
Monday, August 07, 2017
Emails Show USDA Staff Told to 'Avoid' Term 'Climate Change' Under Trump
Staffers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) service responsible for helping American farmers with conservation efforts were instructed by top officials to avoid the term "climate change" shortly after President Donald Trump took office, according to emails (pdf) obtained by the Guardian...
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